What You Need to Know about Construction Accident LawsuitsTrusted Content
Legally reviewed by:Erik Abrahamson, J.D. September 21, 2013
On the job accidents, like those often seen on construction sites, can result in financial, emotional and physical struggles for the injured employee and their family.
After all, hurt workers are often faced with rehabilitation costs and medical bills in addition to a loss of income. Therefore, calling an experienced construction accident attorney to help injured workers receive compensation may be a wise idea.
Some types of construction accidents are more common than others, and they are as follows:
Injuries caused by falling debris. This type of accident occurs when pieces of construction material fall from several stories hitting workers below. Even small pieces of material can become a dangerous projectile when dropped from a great height.
Long-term spinal injuries. This type of injury often requires ongoing treatment due to excessive heavy lifting.
Electrocution. Electrocution of workers due to exposed wires.
Falls from high-rise buildings, ladders, roofs or slips on floors. This type of accident is typically due to inadequate safety measures.
Vehicular accidents. Roadside workers becoming injured due to being hit by a motorist.
Injuries caused by a misuse or malfunction of heavy machinery. Examples of heavy machinery found on most construction sites include loaders, bulldozers, cranes, trucks and forklifts.
Injuries that occur due to a power tool accident. This type of incident can result in burns, cuts or even amputations.
What does it take to form a construction accident case?
Many individuals assume worker’s compensation will cover any workplace accident they may experience. However, many possible limitations can be placed on compensation resulting in less than adequate compensation.
Construction jobs can pay quite well. However, the pay is well earned due to the dangers that surround the construction field. Severely injured construction workers are often unable to find work post-injury that paid as good as their previous job. This means families are often forced to deal with large medical bills, emotional issues and other costs due to a workplace accident.
If you’ve been hurt, a personal injury attorney may be able to help
Call Abrahamson & Uiterwyk at 1-800-538-4878 for a free, no-obligation initial consultation.
Because of the fact that cases involving Workers Compensation injuries may be highly complex and exceedingly specific, our law firm commonly works with other law firms who have considerable experience in each particular case type. Thus, we may be referring these types of cases to a separate firm, with whom we typically associate and work with on a co-counsel basis.